Lunch & a Lab Meeting with Anita Acai


Start 7 December, 2021, 12 PM

End 1 PM

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Throughout the academic year, MERIT is offering an opportunity for you to network, discover and discuss topics in health professions education. Join our featured guest as they take us on an in-depth look into a topic in HPE and a presentation of their current work.

So, come bring your lunch, hop on Zoom and network with others for Lunch & a Lab Meeting!

This month, our guest is Dr. Anita Acai

Understanding Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) for Research
During this session, Dr. Acai will discuss ways of incorporating sex and gender-based analysis into health professions education research. She will begin with an overview of common terminology and reasons for including sex and gender as variables in your research, followed by considerations for both qualitative and quantitative educational research designs. Several practical examples will be presented. Come with any questions you may have, as there will be opportunities for discussion throughout the session.

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About Dr. Anita Acai

Dr. Anita Acai is an assistant professor and education scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work combines qualitative and quantitative methods to understand and address issues related to physician equity and wellbeing. Dr. Acai conducts research in the areas of assessment, learner engagement in classroom-based teaching sessions, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is currently the Interim Coordinator of RISE (Researching the Impact of Service Provider Education) Project ( within the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

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